Monday, January 9, 2012

Tip #38: The Vertical Landscape

Fall at the Falls - Gooseberry Falls State Park, MN
Canon 1Ds markII & Canon17-40L @ 28mm
Here is one simple way to shake up your landscape photography... rotate the camera and shoot vertically. With our eyes lying flat on a horizontal plane, we take it all in and see nothing very well. We live the panorama and reproduce this perspective poorly with our tiny cameras. It is rare that I see the untrained photographer who flips the body and shoots the vertical landscape. Should you risk breaking your paradigm, you might find that you will enjoy a more restrictive perspective and the ability to focus the attention of your audience.

Tip #38: Flip that Camera and Shoot the Vertical
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